Competitive rowers and rowing fans will have a chance to watch some of the most talented rowers in the world on July 11 and 12 as the historic Lincoln Park Boat Club hosts the 35th annual Chicago Sprints Regatta.
The regatta will bring over 900 rowers from 25 clubs and 10 states to the Lincoln Park rowing lagoon, located south of Fullerton along Lake Shore Drive for more than 400 races over the course of the two days on the 1,000-meter course. Participants will range from novices to former Olympic, national and world championship rowers who will compete in side-by-side or Henley style racing, a rarity for the racing within the United States. Races will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the public can watch the event for free.
The Lincoln Park Boat Club will also release restoration plans for the Lincoln Park Boathouse, built in 1908. The club plans to lead fundraising for the restoration and hopes to turn the boathouse into the first Midwest building to meet Living Building Challenge standards.
For more information, visit www.lpboatclub.org.